Established 1894; seat of Matagorda
County. Today commercial center for farming, ranching,
oil, and nuclear energy. Port on Colorado River feeder
channel connecting with Intracoastal Canal; recreation on
river includes boating, skiing, and fishing.
Bay City Art Gallery -
Displays by local artists plus
special showings. Open weekdays; 1921 5th St.
Matagorda County Museum -
Early clothing, books, Texas maps,
furniture, paintings. Century old carpentry tool
collection, late 17th Century music, archives. Open
Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.
2100 Avenue F. (409)245-7502.
South Texas Project Visitors
About 20 miles southwest of city on